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Tilt mirror & reversing lights not working


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The tilt mirror and reversing lights on my 99 996 c2 RHD stopped working this morning. I have checked and replaced the fuse Row B number 5 and this has not fixed the problem.

The memory function in my seats works OK and both mirror adjustments work OK. I have tried resetting the tilt mirrow with the car in reverse, ignition on pressing M&1. Next step is to check for a blown globe/s in the reversing lights but it seems strange that the other items covered by this fuse are working.

Any ideas what it could be. Thanks.

Just noticed that the memory function adjusts the mirrors OK when I select 1 - 2 or 3 on the seat adjust. Is there a mechanical sensor attached to the reverse gear selector that activates the mirrors and reversing lights, seems logical that this is where the problem probably is.

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Have someone else check to see if your reverse lights are coming on when reverse is selected. If the reverse signal is not triggering then the tilt function will not activate.

No the reverse lights aren't working either, I have checked all other light circuits and memory functions, its just the reverse lights and the tilt function that are not working. Is there a sensor on the gear shift that send the signal, any DIY's to replace it if there is. Thanks

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Replacing Reverse Lights/Back-Up Lights Switch thanks to member dphil66 :clapping:

Loren,

My reverse lights work fine but my mirror does not swivel down. Looking at my manual, it says the dealer can activate this feature if I have memory seats, which I do. This goes for the automatic locking options when the car is moving. Can I do this, rather than take it to the dealer? If so, any idea how?

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Replacing Reverse Lights/Back-Up Lights Switch thanks to member dphil66 :clapping:

Loren,

My reverse lights work fine but my mirror does not swivel down. Looking at my manual, it says the dealer can activate this feature if I have memory seats, which I do. This goes for the automatic locking options when the car is moving. Can I do this, rather than take it to the dealer? If so, any idea how?

Both functions require a PST2 (or PIWIS) tester to activate. If you know a shop or racer that has one they can do it for you - otherwise you will need to go to a dealer.
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